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That particular incident was a shocking rare event - and received widespread press coverage in part because it occurred in an area considered relatively safe. Rare events can occur anywhere, including at home. The type of incident you can take steps to avoid is the type that doesn't make the headlines because it's relatively common. Ways you can gauge how ...


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Will airlines, trains, hotels, etc. confirm whether he boarded or checked in? Airlines and trains, probably not. Unless you have the PNR, and you can then probably log into the “manage by booking” section of the relevant sites which may give you some info (this would normally be an invasion of privacy, but if you have the PNR that means they are trusting ...


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If said person is traveling by public transport or good rental car, I would not worry if there is no contact for a couple of days. Only if the person in walking or cycling and has not reported in at the time they promised to do that I would try to search for him. And in that case I would start by calling his relatives to ask if they have been in contact. ...


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If we are able to get his booking details, will airlines, trains, hotels, etc. confirm whether he boarded or checked in? Not easily. Typically, airlines and hotels do not give out this type of information for privacy protection. However, you can always call and try: smaller hotels or bed & breakfast tend to be less stringent with this. Some airlines ...


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Ideally the authorities should be contacted when a person is believed to be missing. Now whether you want to do that now or later that's up to you and the family, but I would definitely check with them first. Once you make the decision to alert authorities, I would first alert the US Dept. of State: U.S. Citizens Missing Abroad If you are concerned ...


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Taiwan is a safe country, and even in the night, the security is also good in nearly every city. You can visit Taiwan without any doubts.


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You are right to ask about safety-related issues, and of course a passenger has every right to inquire about or report such things, though I would first seek clarification from the cabin crew or airline. That said, most of the "outrageous" things you'll see (wether live or on the internet), are actually perfectly safe, as for example fixing minor problems ...


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If you're in a taxi and there's no seatbelts, you're definitely in a wrong kind of taxi. Better not board anything like that. This is after we exclude small remote towns where it's still not uncommon. As a rule you can expect taxi car to be in reasonable condition, and this includes seat belts for all passengers. Sometimes for the seats in a back, seat ...


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What I usually do is trying to get my ticket upgraded so that I'll have access to the Fast Track and Lounge. This makes the journey a lot easier.


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Albania is a signatory party of the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic and therefore should follow road rules similar to other European Countries. This includes yielding to vehicles coming from the right side they have priority (or left if driving in UK and other left-hand driving counties). Unless otherwise specified, this rule also applies in roundabouts: ...


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